2019 ASLIA National AGM & New Life Member Induction

Livestreamed Hosted by ASLIA National
26/09/2019 to 26/09/2019 | Starts: 7:30 pm | Ends: 9:30 pm | Venue: The Deaf Society, Paramatta NSW

2019 ASLIA National AGM & New Life Member Induction

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Wine & Whine Night Sep 2019

Hosted by ASLIA New South Wales
27/09/2019 to 27/09/2019 | Starts: 6:00 pm | Ends: 10:00 pm | Venue: to be confirmed
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Mackay – October Social Event

Hosted by ASLIA Qld
04/10/2019 to 04/10/2019 | Starts: 6:30 pm | Ends: 9:30 pm | Venue: Kevin's Place. 79 Victoria Street, Mackay


Come and enjoy dinner out with interpreters, interpreters in training, and the deaf community in Mackay before the weekend PD with Claire Morrison.

Attendees cover their own food/drink costs.

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Mathematics and Auslan – MACKAY

Livestreamed Hosted by Aslia Qld
05/10/2019 to 05/10/2019 | Starts: 9:00 am | Ends: 5:00 pm | Venue: Mackay Golf Club, Mackay-Bucasia Rd, Mackay
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“Take Time” for Translators & Interpreters

Hosted by ASLIAQ and AUSIT
06/10/2019 to 06/10/2019 | Starts: 9:00 am | Ends: 11:30 am | Venue: New Farm Park (near the Brisbane Powerhouse)

This free event hosted by ASLIA Queensland and AUSIT is an opportunity to get together as fellow interpreting and translating colleagues of all languages – and “take time” to care for our mental health.

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“I felt yuck about that job” : Unpicking the Layers of Difficult Interpreting

Hosted by ASLIA NSW & The Deaf Society
12/10/2019 to 12/10/2019 | Starts: 10:00 am | Ends: 4:00 pm | Venue: The Deaf Society - Parramatta NSW

In this workshop we will use the lens of pragmatics to think about how contextual conditions shape interpreting options and decisions. “Pragmatics is the study of language from the point of view of users, especially of the choices they make, the constraints they encounter in using language in social interaction and the effects their use of language has on other participants in the act of communication” (Crystal 1985, p. 240). Pragmatics is a helpful frame for interpreters because it focuses on how meaning is made through ‘communicative action’ in a specific context

To bring this topic alive, Rachel will share some NZ data from two challenging settings – public events (“We want a signer on the stage”), and healthcare interactions with deaf individuals who have limited health literacy and language sophistication. Working with data examples and interpreter reflection, we will explore how interpreters can use their pragmatic competencies to mediate meaning and to identify constraints on the ideal of ‘equivalence’.

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